The models we use in our research are:

CSIRO Mk3.6.0

This model was developed by Australia's national science agency: the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). This is a coupled circulation model (ocean and atmospheric circulation) that includes a dynamic sea ice model and land surface model with static vegetation. This model was specifically designed for long-term climate modeling (hundreds of years). More information is available here.


This Earth System Model (ESM) was developed by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) from previous version CM2.1. The ESM2G version includes an updated ocean component using Generalized Ocean Layer Dynamics, as well as a dynamic land vegetation component. More information is available here.


The Beijing Climate Center Climate System Model version 1.1 includes fully coupled atmospheric, oceanic, land, and sea ice components. It also includes interactive vegetation and global carbon cycles. More information is available here.


The Model for Interdisciplinary Research on Climate (MIROC) was developed in Japan and version 5 will be included in the IPCC AR5. This model includes coupled atmospheric and oceanic components, and sea ice and land surface models with updated cloud representation. More information is available here.


The Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5) is part of the Community Earth System Model (CESM), and includes improvements in cloud-aerosol radiation indirect effects. More information is available here.